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Clifford L. Jackson, 83, died October 19, 2019, in Deland, Fl.  Mr.
Jackson was born April 24, 1929 in Poplar Bluff. Mo.  He was of the
baptist faith.
Mr. Jackson is survived by one brother; Morris Jackson of St. Louis, Mo.
and three sisters; Mona Losh of Poplar Bluff, Mable Schremp of St Louis,
Mo. and Georgie Bell Cain of Segno, Tx.
A grave side service will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in
Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Shelvie Stephens will officiate.
Clifford L. Jackson
Clifford L. Jackson
Dacey L. Miller, Sr. passed away in his home in Springfield, MO, on
November 5, 2012, at the age of 82 years.  He was born on November 5,
1930, to Pansy and Walter Miller in Powe, MO.  His parents preceded him
in death.  Dacey attended Bernie Mo High School where he was an
outstanding basketball player.  He attended Missouri Baptist Junior College
in Poplar Bluff, Mo, and graduated from Arkansas State University with a
B.S. in Education.  He also did graduate work at Southeast Missouri State
University.  Dacey was a public school teacher and administrator for 42
years at the Fisk-Rombauer ( Twin Rivers) school district and at the
Bloomfield R-14 school system.  At the time of his retirement, he was the
Director of Special Services for the North Stoddard County Co-op.  Dacey
was a well-known basketball official in Southeast Missouri.  He also
served in the Missouri National Guard for 23 years in Poplar Bluff, Mo,
where he retired as Staff-sergeant and First Sergeant.  Dacey was a
member of the Missouri State Teachers Association.  At the time of his
passing, he had been a member of the Second Baptist Church, Springfield,
Mo, for 14 years.  Previously, he had belonged to the First Baptist Church,
Poplar Bluff where he had made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ in
1952.  He also was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bloomfield, Mo,
for 27 years.  On November 23, 1952, Shirley Flanakin and Dacey were
united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  The
ceremony was conducted by the Reverend C.B. Pillow.  On November 23,
2012, Dacey and Shirley would have been married 60 years; she survives.  
Dacey also is survived by three children, Dr. Stephanie Ann Miller of
Bolivar, Mo, Dr. Dace Lee Miller, M.D. and his wife Nancy, of
Springfield, Mo, and Thomas L. Miller, of West Palm Beach, FL; three
grandchildren, Abby Miller, Dack Miller, and Andrew Miller, all of
Springfield, Mo; and two sisters, Patricia Rushing and Bobbie Becking of
Bernie, Mo.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Vada McClard; and an
infant brother, Dawsey Miller.
Ernest Pennell, 92, died Nov. 19, 2012 at his residence.  He was born in
Success, Ar. Dec. 27, 1919.  Mr. Pennell was a longtime resident of Butler
Mr. Pennell was a member of Pilgrims Rest Church of Fairdealing, Mo. He
was the owner-operator of Ernie's Motorway for many years.  He was an
avid reader, liked traveling, was an expert machinest, liked fruit farming,
and enjoyed watching western movies.  The biggest joy of his life was his
He married Betty Jo Crain April 2, 1943 in Poplar Bluff.  She preceded him
in death.  Also preceding him were his parents, Forrest and Viola Pennell,
and one son, James Edward Pennell.  Four brothers; Percy E. Pennell,
Don Pennell, Clinton Pennell, Victor Pennell, and  one sister; Ruby
Surviving are two daughters; Barbara Jo Jenkins of Nashville, Tenn. and
Victoria Ross of Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Three grandchildren; Luke Lavell and
Rebekah Pennell Jenkins-Gibbs of Nashville, Tenn, and Jedidiah Gorton
Jenkins of San Diago, Cal.
Ernest Pennell
Myrtle Bruner, 87, died Wednesday November 14, 2012 at Westwood Hills
Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  She was born July 30, 1925.  
She was a life time resident of Poplar Bluff.  Mrs. Bruner was a Certified
Nurse's Aid.  She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs Bruner is survived by one daughter; Arvella Dugas of Poplar Bluff,
and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents; Everett and Florence Pennington,
four sons; Robert Fredwell, Charles Fredwell, Benjamin, Fredwell, and
Garclee Fredwell, and one daughter; Mary Markle.